Definitions for Asyluməˈsaɪ ləm

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. refuge, sanctuary, asylum(noun)

    a shelter from danger or hardship

  2. mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum(noun)

    a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

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  1. asylum(Noun)

    A place of safety

  2. asylum(Noun)

    The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place.

  3. asylum(Noun)

    A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally ill.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Asylum(noun)

    a sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and from which they could not be forcibly taken without sacrilege

  2. Asylum(noun)

    any place of retreat and security

  3. Asylum(noun)

    an institution for the protection or relief of some class of destitute, unfortunate, or afflicted persons; as, an asylum for the aged, for the blind, or for the insane; a lunatic asylum; an orphan asylum

  4. Origin: [L. asylum, Gr. , fr. exempt from spoliation, inviolable; 'a priv. + right of seizure.]

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  1. Asylum

    Asylum is a horror film from 20th Century Fox released on DVD in 2008. David R. Ellis, of Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane, directed. Parts of the movie were filmed on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. The film stars Sarah Roemer.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Asylum' in Nouns Frequency: #2985


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